Who We Are
Humanity for Sustainable Development (H4SD) is an incorporated community-based organization that provides high-quality educational support to underserved communities in rural Kenya. We believe in the “pass it on” attitude, which states that quality education should be free and available to all, regardless of age, tribe, religion, or socioeconomic standing.
We focus on providing quality education to underprivileged children in (ECDE), primary, secondary, street, tertiary/technical, and community settings by offering educational opportunities such as learning resources and infrastructure. We believe that quality education is essential for social mobility and can help alleviate poverty and [economic and gender] inequality, hence providing equal access to available opportunities
What We Do
Girls Mentorship Programs in the Community
We provide training and mentoring for girls in local public primary and secondary schools on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, which includes key critical issues such as adolescents, abortion, HIV, gender-based violence, gender stereotyping, child forced marriage, and menstrual hygiene education.
We also provide girls with necessities like as sanitary pads, soap, and clothes to keep them in school. Our primary goal is to eliminate adolescent pregnancy, high school drop outs, and sex for pad culture.
Community Empowerment program
We provide training and support to women, individuals with disabilities, and young people in order for them to start and run their own businesses and projects, thereby helping to minimize the country’s fast expanding unemployment rate. In the community, we focus on agribusiness, microfinance, table banking, poultry farming, and soft skills such as tailoring, weaving, computer skills, and beading.
Scholarship and Educational Accessory Assistance Program
We work as hard as we can with the community, schools, and institutions to ensure that our children have access to education and the resources they need to learn. Textbooks, pens, pencils, laptop uniforms, a library, lighting, classrooms, water tanks, and desks are all included.
Sports and arts development Program
We use sports and the arts to raise awareness and showcase talents while also educating young people (on the repercussions of drug and substance usage in the community, on the streets, and in universities and colleges).
We believe that Quality education is key to social mobility and can thus help reduce poverty and [income& gender] inequality thus offering equal access to available opportunities for all.
Construction of community Digital library
Since the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was announced in Kenya, many aspects of society and the education sector have been dramatically affected from March 15th 2020.For children and parents, education is vital as it gives students opportunities for growth, development and hope for a brighter future. Losing out on learning could have adverse effects on developmental milestones for children across Kenya because of the global pandemic and accessibility to learning resources and opportunities.
In Kenya, the Ministry of Education has put in place strategies to ensure continuity of education through distance offline and online learning delivered through radio, television and the Internet. However, these strategies have further widened the inequality gap, as learners from poor, vulnerable, and marginalized households are unable to benefit from continued learning through these platforms due to lack of access.
As development advocates particularly concerned about increases in child labor, drug and substance abuse, teenage pregnancies, defilement of minors, and child marriages that has recently been in the increase.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare how education in Kenya could evolve and the urgent need to accelerate the digital learning program .This digital community library will target learners in all public primary schools and Secondary schools that aim at integrating the use of digital technologies in learning. The pandemic has presented an opportunity for schools to embrace online learning and exchange programs to complement in-person classroom learning.
As our collective actions as community based organizations,the Ministry of Education, parents and teachers support vulnerable students to ensure they are not exploited and that no learning loss occurs even as school programs are disrupted.
Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Education Program
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease globally has led to the suspension of most economic activities devastating people’s means of livelihood. Further, with the loss of livelihoods particularly in low-income households, some children may be forced into income-generating activities to support their families’ survival. Also the provision of SRHR and sanitary towels, which children from disadvantaged families rely on significantly. This raises the risks of young girls engaging in transactional sex in order to gain not only access to these essential needs but also to support their families. There is evidence that links poverty, lack of family support, and transactional sex. Recent media reports citing health data from the government have shown an increase in teenage pregnancies correlating with lack of Sanitary towels for school going children. We are committed in ending teenage pregnancy within our community by developing and implementing proven solutions
Objective: To end teenage pregnancy among school going girls
Objective :Economic empowerment of young people, reduced the unemployment rate in the country and provide nutritious Food security to the community
Agricultural Microcredit Services for local farmers(Youths)
Kenya became a low-middle-income country in 2014 and is East Africa’s strongest economy. Nevertheless, it simultaneously holds the highest number of unemployed youth in the region. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics estimates unemployment amongst youth aged 20 – 24 years at 19.2 percent.
Addressing the youth employment challenge is particularly urgent given that 70 percent of Kenya’s population is below 30 years and the median age is 19. Furthermore, the country is growing rapidly, at 2.5 percent annually, and is forecasted to reach a population of 66 million by 2030 and 91.5 million by 2050.
In particular, more should be done to harness the potential of the agri-food sector in the country to contribute to the creation of decent jobs for young people. Agriculture contributes to 25 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), 65 percent of exports and employs approximately 60 percent of the total labor force employed. Yet, according to Kenya Youth Agribusiness Strategy (2017–2021), only 10 percent of youth are directly participating in the sector. Even though this percentage seems excessively low compared to neighbouring countries, there is a general trend of youth moving away from agriculture and rural areas as a whole due to lack of finance and training.But the situation has been worsen by the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic which has lead to loss of income/job,higher business cost and financial hurdles,loss of market outlet and reduced social interaction
Tumaini Youth Physically Challenged Group.
Social Justice and Equity
We will work with other Organizations to promote equality, dignity and more just society, especially
with regard to the poor and marginalised.
Collaboration and Public Engagement:
We commit to working collegially and cooperatively in establishing productive partnerships with our
colleagues, other organizations and institutions in implementing our project.
Gender & Diversity
We embrace all aspects of human diversity and value its necessity to ensure a vibrant community.
We respect individual opinion, religion, race, tribe ,gender and sexuality .
We believe that the community we serve are the owners and thus guide us on every aspect of our
work and projects.
We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of ethical behaviour and responsibility for our